Whether you’re in the mood for some classic Beatles or the fizz of pop’s Britney Spears, New Orleans has you covered this weekend! And Limo Livery is your dependable ground transportation provider. Our chauffeured limo service gets you to and from the concerts, leaving you to enjoy the best of New Orleans music!
This weekend, there are some outstanding concerts and festivals, from Britney Spears at the New Orleans Arena on Friday, July 15; Davell Crawford at Snug Harbor on Saturday, July 16 and also on Thursday, July 21; and Sonny Landreth and Tab Benoit at Rock ‘n’ Bowl on Saturday, July 16.
Here’s a round up of the upcoming week’s New Orleans area musical talents, reported by Times-Picayune music writer Keith Spera:
On Friday, July 15, the ninth annual New Orleans Beatles Festival features The Topcats, Chuck Credo IV, Thaddeus Richard (who toured with Paul McCartney’s Wings as a member of its horn section), the Molly Ringwalds, Beatin Path, Rockin Dopsie Jr., Jimmy Robinson and more at the House of Blues.
The New Orleans Bingo! Show is featured for the free weekly Foundation Fridays show at Tipitina’s.
Hoodoo funk guitarist Papa Mali, who recently moved to New Orleans, kicks off two nights at the Maple Leaf.
Former R.L. Burnside slide guitar wizard Kenny Brown leads his own group at d.b.a., following an early set by the Hot Club of New Orleans.
The Creole Stringbeans do New Orleans favorites at Rock ’n’ Bowl, with Los Po-boy-citos also on the bill.
World-pop bnad Royal Teeth celebrates a new CD at Republic New Orleans.
Glen David Andrews has the late shift at Three Muses.
Britney Spears headlines the New Orleans Arena, on a bill with Nicki Minaj and more.
The Dave Jordan Band renders Americana-style rock at Le Bon Temps Roule.
No Fuego tops the bill at One Eyed Jacks.
Alt-rock bands the Beams and Chef Menteur team up for an early show at the Eiffel Society. The Beams play first, starting around 8:15; both bands will play over a screening of “Bladerunner.”
Former Ellipsis singer Craig Paddock fronts his self-titled new band at Carrollton Station, with the Acadias.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Irma Thomas, Gina Brown, Michael Baptiste, Jo “Cool” Davis, Judy Spellman, Naydja CoJoe, Ceasar Elloie, Sharon Martin, the Mystikcs, the Brass-a-holics and more perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in a benefit for the St. Jude Community Center. Show time is 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35 through Ticketmaster.
It’s a big night of guitar at Rock ‘n’ Bowl when Sonny Landreth and Tab Benoit team up. Blues guitarist and vocalist Owen “Big Daddy O” Tufts leads his New Revue at Ruby’s Roadhouse in Mandeville. The Parish of the House of Blues hosts a “Be Aware, Stop the Violence” benefit concert featuring fast-rising local R&B vocalist Kourtney Heart and — irony alert — veteran rap duo Partners-N-Crime. One Eyed Jacks hosts the Lost Bayou Ramblers; Vagabond Swing also is on the bill. Mahayla rocks Tipitina’s. John Boutte sings early at d.b.a., followed by the Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste.
Keyboardist Davell Crawford holds court at Snug Harbor. Johnny J & the Hitmen hit the Banks Street Bar. Papa Mali returns to the Maple Leaf. Streetcar Samba celebrates a new CD with an early show at Cypress in Metairie. Guitarist Carl LeBlanc showcases early at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta, followed by the Kinfolk Brass Band at midnight. Singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae is on early at Maison on Frenchmen Street, followed by the Pinettes Brass Band around 10 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Tyga, House of Blues, 7 p.m.
The roster of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records features at least one rapper whose ink rivals that of the boss: Tyga. Of Haitian-Vietnamese descent, Michael Stevenson-Nguyen grew up in Compton, Calif., that hotbed of West Coast ’80s gangsta rap. As Tyga, his style isn’t nearly as confrontational. His debut, 2008′s “No Introduction, ” sold only moderately, despite a popular party single, “Coconut Juice, ” featuring the Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy. In 2009, he appeared with his labelmates on the collaborative “We Are Young Money.” His second full-length, “Careless World, ” is due this year; the first single, the ballad “Far Away, ” already is out.
Meanwhile, he’s on the road headlining the Closer to My Dreams Tour, presented by popular BET hip-hop video countdown show “106 & Park.” The bill also includes Lil Twist (last seen in these parts posing for pictures on a concourse of the New Orleans Arena after guesting with Lil Wayne), Mindless Behavior, Jawan Harris, Diggy Simmons and Trevante.
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